At times as Preachers, we may wonder if it is okay for us to be weary, to become frustrated, to question whether or not our work is worthwhile, and to wonder if God is hearing our prayers.
When you are worn down from a long day, week, month, or year, it’s okay to take some time to rest. Don’t ever forget that our Creator rested on the seventh day. Remember that our Savior took some time alone, away from the crowds, to talk to His Father and to renew Himself.
When you see people misuse and abuse the Bride of our Lord, it’s okay to become frustrated and angry. Jesus ran the money-changers out of the Temple when He saw how they were acting in the House of God.
When you question the effectiveness of your work and wonder if what you are doing is pleasing to the Lord, it’s okay. Some of God’s greatest preachers experienced these same concerns. Take another look at the life of Elijah.
When you wonder out loud if God is hearing our prayers and why He doesn’t come down here and fix this mess, it’s okay. If you ever feel this way consider God’s man, Habakkuk.
When you struggle with your faith and wonder if it’s all worth it, it’s okay. Paul seemed to have these same struggles from time to time.
It’s okay for us to find ourselves in these weaker moments in our life. When we do, we should continually seek the face of God, we should reach out for help from those closest to us, and we should remember how God has helped us as well as His servants in times past to be victorious because of Jesus.